Wenjie Liu

Wenjie Liu

PhD Candidate
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Wenjie Liu is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research interests lie at the intersection of institutions, strategy, and governance, with a specific focus on unpacking the extent to and way in which different environmental and social institutions are effective in the Chinese business context.

He regularly presents at international conferences, including the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, and the Strategic Management Society. He is a finalist for the 2021 OMT Best International Paper Award at the Academy of Management.

Wenjie obtained his Research Master degree in Management, with a specialization in the Economics and Management of Technology (recipient of the 2018 Best Master Thesis Award) from the South China University of Technology. He was a visiting student at the Department of Values, Technology, and Innovation at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at the Delft University of Technology from 2016 to 2017.


  • Academic (1)
    • Liu, W. W., Heugens, PPMAR. P., Wijen, FH. F., & van Essen, M. M. (2021). Chinese management studies: a matched-samples meta-analysis and focused review of indigenous theories. Journal of Management, Accepted.

  • Academic (1)
    • Liu, W., Heugens, P., Wijen, F., & Essen, M. (2021). Assessing and extending the unique contributions of Chinese management studies. Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2021(1), [Best Papers]. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2021.91

  • Academic (1)
    • Liu, W., Heugens, P., & Wijen, F. (2020). State political ideology as a corporate control mechanism: Evidence from China. In Academy of Management Conference proceedings


Discovery item

The Fox and the Hound: can multinationals and NGOs have a mutually beneficial relationship?

Like the fox and the hound, multinationals (MNCs) and (NGOs) are natural enemies. But they don’t have to be enemies at all.


Corporate strategy and growth

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMSM03
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Past courses

Qualitative research in Strategic Management & Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Research Training & Bachelor Thesis

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BAD10
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master, Pre-master, Pre-master Business Administration (English Language), Pre-master Business Administration (English Language)

Research training/bachelor thesis

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BKBBTH
  • ECTS: 12 Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master